Fascinations asked if I would like to review the new Tantus plug, the Dipper, and I happily agreed. The picture scared me a bit, but I knew it was made out of silicone, so I figured that the ribs would not be as harsh as they appeared. I was incorrect. The first thing I noticed upon receiving the Dipper was that it was quite small and quite hard. It looks a bit like Tantus’ Alumina Pace, with a pointed tip that tapers out. It has a slim, smooth neck, and the base of the plug is a ball. The plug part of the Dipper is covered in ribs. Very pronounced, hard ribs. It reminds me a bit of honeycomb. Now, I own the Tantus Zing, which is ribbed, but the ribs are much more subtle, and the silicone is softer. Those ribs, I like. These ribs frightened me. In fact, they frightened me so much that I made Profligacy try it. And man, am I glad I did.
I lubed up the Dipper and slowly began inserting it into Profligacy’s ass. The tip of the plug went in with no problem, but when it got to the widest part of the plug, the change in size was too much too soon and He moaned, and not in a good way. He said that the ribs, combined with the sudden girth, felt like razors. He was in pain for several minutes afterwards. Once it was in, and the pain from insertion had subsided, He said that it was comfortable enough. I used the ball at the base to angle the plug up towards His prostate, but the ball is not as large as I would have liked it to be. If you’re someone that can take larger toys in your ass, I feel like it would be easy for the ball to end up sucked in. This is not a good thing.
Removal of the plug was smoother than insertion, yet it still hurt Him. He refers to the Dipper as the “razor of death” and will not let me anywhere near His ass with it for a second try. I was too scared to attempt it myself before He’d tried it, and now I’m definitely too scared to attempt it! Profligacy says that maybe we’ll save it for punishment, when I’ve been bad. I think I will throw it out when He’s not looking, if that’s the case. Anything that feels like razors should not come anywhere near mine, or anyone else’s, asshole.
Care and cleaning of the Dipper is the same as with all Tantus silicone. It’s non-porous, hypoallergenic, and phthalate-free. Boil it, bleach with 10% solution, or throw it on the top shelf of your dishwasher to clean, if you plan on sharing it. If not, antibacterial soap and water is all you need. If you have trouble cleaning between the ribs, a toothbrush should do the trick. Only use water-based lube with your Dipper.
Sadly, we did not like the Dipper. The hard, razor-sharp ribs really did this toy in, and it would benefit from a larger base to avoid the toy becoming lost in someone’s ass. Tantus makes a ton of other great products, though, and Fascinations carries many of them. Thank you, Fascinations, for sending me this toy free of charge to review!